Service Definition Probrand The IT Index Overview The IT Index (“ITI”) is an online private and secure procurement portal for ICT products (hardware, enterprise software, peripherals and consumables) offered by Probrand Limited (“Supplier”) ITI offers online catalogues showing public sector framework and general market pricing to account-holding public sector customers The online catalogue presents currently over 150,000 current ICT products from over 3,500 OEM vendors which are available to be sourced by Supplier for Customers from 35+ UK distribution warehouses/organisations (“Distribution”) ITI declares the current volume of stock of product provided to us by Distribution, as well as End of Life information, via automated daily electronic data feeds ICT product sales to public sector Customers can be completed directly and compliantly under the Government Procurement Services’ CITHS framework Customers are offered products with open book Supplier margins ITI can be used via a secure login through a web browser. Alternatively, the ITI catalogues can be connected to the Customer’s ERP to allow direct ERP ordering and so automated order confirmation, delivery acknowledgement, invoicing and payment methods. Cloud services will be required to make such connections. ITI has been accredited as demonstrating “excellence in procurement policies and procedures” by The Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply. The Supplier won in 2011 a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation in relation to its eprocurement tools. ITI has been accredited by the Institute for Chartered Accountants in England & Wales as a “Best Practice, Best Value” e-procurement solution Information assurance, backup/restore and DR Supplier operates from 2 locations; namely, the HQ in Birmingham and a second office in Manchester The IT data storage systems in Birmingham are co-located in Manchester for Disaster Recovery purposes. Should a disaster occur in Birmingham or Manchester, the DR system in the other location will provide Customers with use of a fully restored system in less than 1 hour. Boarding For web browser Customers, boarding is accordance with the following procedure: o The Customer’s identity is verified and a standard credit account opening procedure initiated The identities of the Customer’s relevant staff by role are provided and secure individual logins are established and notified reflecting these roles by email o There are two standard roles: a Requisitioner and an Approver. An Approver can requisition and order product online up to the Customer’s credit limit. Requisitioners can prepare orders on the system which (when finalised) are automatically notified to the relevant Approver who must then logon to the system to either Approve or Decline the requisition (up to the Customer’s credit limit) and provide, or trigger the production of, a Purchase Order For ERP connected customers, boarding is via an individual integration exercise offered as Cloud services which will need to be scoped on a case-by-case basis as no one ERP (and its data structure) is the same as another. o Pricing Access to The IT Index for Gov is free (or a nominal £1) to public sector Customers who are forecast to spend at least £20,000 per annum on relevant products. There is no consequence to the Customer for the failure in fact to purchase products of this at least this value, other than the Supplier reserves the right by written notice to terminate access after 6 months’ initial assessment period Service levels & management The Customer’s relationship with Supplier is managed by a named sales executive. Any issues of underperformance or otherwise can be escalated under a written procedure: first of all, to the Sales Manager, then to the General Manager and, finally, to a Director of the company The IT Index guarantees a 97.5% working hours service availability and currently (1/1/10-30/11/11) has operated to 99.14% Service constraints All service maintenance windows are managed to be outside standard UK office hours (8.30am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday excluding statutory public holidays). The service is generally available 24/7, except for during such maintenance windows Other than in defining and amending user profiles, there is no customisation required or permitted. Where the service is consumed in its ERP connected format, customised and styled web pages (with Customer’s logos, specific ordering procedures etc) can be provided generally free of charge As the service is provided for free, there are no compensation rights for the unavailability of the service. Any transactions which are undertaken via the portal will carry the full level of Ssupplier responsibilities within standard public sector terms of purchase (e.g. CITHS) Training There are user guides and materials available for all users (attached separately) Individual user telephone or web-ex, one-2-one training (for a reasonable number of staff on reasonable notice) can also be provided at no charge Ordering & invoice processing Access to ITI can be ordered simply by email (to [email protected]) or telephone (on 0870 700 0210). As access is free, there is no formal wider ordering or invoicing procedure. Termination terms Access to the system may be terminated by the Customer and the Supplier at will with no liability. Service migration Customer’s data within the system can be exported via.csv format (such as Microsoft Excel) at any point while they are registered with the portal. The service functionality cannot be migrated. Consumer responsibilities The sole Customer responsibility is to keep their logins secure and operate within their own internal and agreed product ordering procedures Customers are not authorised to disclose information, data or any Business Intelligence they learn through access to ITI to anybody who is not employed or formally engaged by their organisation otherwise as required by law or in order to satisfy duties under the Freedom of Information Act. Technical requirements Web browser access is the only technical requirement. Trial A free trial can be offered once a prospective Customer has completed the Supplier’s Customer due diligence and account opening procedures.